[Social] Introduction

James Walker walkah at walkah.net
Tue Mar 25 18:16:50 CDT 2008


On 25-Mar-08, at 7:14 PM, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> Andreas Ehn wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I've been reading through the archive and thought an introduction
>> would be in place. I'm a long-time XMPP fanboy but have unfortunately
>> spent far too little time tinkering with the technology. I'm an avid
>> user, though.
>>
>> Currently I work for a (primarily) Stockholm, Sweden-based startup
>> company (still in semi-stealth mode) that's building a
>> peer-to-peer-backed music streaming service. We'd like to be as open
>> as possible about interfacing with others and creating APIs that
>> others can use to extend our service or build entirely new ones.
>
> As a beta tester, I can report that this semi-stealth service is
> positively awesome!

oooooOoOoOOOOhhhh ... need more beta testers?

>
>> Specifically, I'm thinking about using XMPP as a mechanism for
>> distributing music-related attention data, sending notifications to
>> interested third-party services rather than asking them to poll an  
>> web
>> service.
>
> Perhaps I should poke the folks at Songbird again to see if they are
> interested in joining the conversation.

+1 !!!

>
>> I'm looking forward to the conversation! Thanks Peter and Harper for
>> the initiative!
>
> We AIM to please! ;-)
>
>> Oh, and what is Dopplr up to with XMPP?
>
> Nothing yet as far as I know, but I've heard rumblings that they are
> interested in perhaps using XMPP to help solve the HTTP polling  
> problem
> that so many social sites are facing.

I, too, was curious about this - and even pinged one of my contacts /  
friends @ dopplr to pick his brain ;-)

I'd *heart* some Fire Eagle / Dopplr integration powered by XMPP!

Fun stuff!


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